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NDSU Athletes to be Awarded Scholarships During 45th Annual Harvest Bowl

Scholarships will be awarded to 17 NDSU student athletes during this year's program.

Scholarships will be awarded to 17 North Dakota State University athletes during this year’s Harvest Bowl program on Nov. 2-3.

As the state’s land-grant university, NDSU plays a major role in contributing knowledge through research, academic programs and Extension. To date, the Harvest Bowl program has recognized 2,700 agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and 10 counties in western Minnesota, and more than $210,000 in scholarships have been awarded to NDSU student athletes who are studying agriculture, business or premed, and come from an agricultural background.

The 2018 Harvest Bowl scholarship awardees, sport, hometown and major are:

  • Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Bailey Retzlaff, track and field, Carrington, N.D., agricultural education
  • Harvest Bowl Scholarship in honor of Robert Johansen – Cordell Eaton, wresting, Long Grove, Iowa, agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Patrick Benedict Memorial Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Kayla Huhnerkoch, track and field, Redwood Falls, Minn., nursing
  • Gene Dahl Scholarship – Aaron Steidl, football, Carlos, Minn., agribusiness
  • Scott and Ann Dau Family Scholarship – Brock Robbins, football, Cavalier, N.D., general agriculture
  • John and Kay Dean Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Karson Schoening, football, Rolla, N.D., crop and weed sciences
  • Farmer’s National Harvest Bowl Scholarship - Derrek Tuzska, football, Warner, S.D., crop and weed sciences
  • Gooseneck Implement/Green Iron Equipment Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Allie Mauch, volleyball, Barney, N.D., human development and family sciences, and elementary education
  • Myron and Muriel Johnsrud Harvest Bowl Endowment – Kirstin Tidd, volleyball, Verona, Wis., agricultural economics
  • LeVon Kirkeide, Patricia Kirkeide–Hagemeister and Friends Harvest Bowl Scholarship – Kelsey Laufenberg, track and field, Alice, N.D., psychology
  • Darrell Larson Family Scholarship – Colin Connor, football, Mineral Point, Wis., university studies
  • Bob Lauf Memorial Scholarship – Rylee Nudell, basketball, Buffalo, N.D., elementary education
  • Nipstad Family Athletic Scholarship Endowment - Luke Bacon, football, Granville, N.D., social science education
  • Ron and Karen Offutt Scholarship – Dan Stibral, wrestling, Tabor, S.D., agricultural systems management
  • Red River Commodities Scholarship – Cameron Sykora, wrestling, Wheaton, Minn., sport management
  • Richard and Kelly Sager Harvest Bowl Endowment – Dan Stibral, wrestling, Tabor, S.D., agricultural systems management
  • Titan Machinery Scholarship – Jacob Rodin, track and field, Kenmare, N.D., agricultural systems management
  • #64 Bob Yaggie and #58 Bruce Yaggie Father-Son Football Scholarship – Stanley Jones, football, Bismarck, business administration
  • Bob and Darlene Yaggie Football Scholarship – Derrek Tuzska, football, Warner, S.D., crop and weed sciences

A special agribusiness award goes to an individual who has a distinguished career in agriculture and business. This year’s award recipient is Sharon Anderson, former director of NDSU Extension.

The 45th annual Harvest Bowl festivities begin Friday, Nov. 2, at the Delta by Marriot hotel, formerly known as the Ramada Plaza Suites, in Fargo with a dinner and awards ceremony. On Nov. 3, honorees will attend the Harvest Bowl football game between NDSU and Youngstown State.

For information on Harvest Bowl and to register, visit the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website at https://www.ndsualumni.com/, call the NDSU alumni office toll-free at 800-279-8971 or locally at 701-231-6800, or email Melissa Harms at melissa@ndsualumni.com.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Oct. 26, 2018

Source:Nicole Holden, 701-231-6804, nicole@ndsualumni.com
Editor:Kelli Anderson, 701-231-6136, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu
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